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Humanities Approaches to the Opioid Crisis

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Friday, October 12, 2018
BU Trustee Center Ballroom, 1 Silber Way, 9th floor

5:30PM-7:30PM — The Public Face of the Crisis

Introducer: Robert Brown, President, Boston University
Moderator: Martha Bebinger, WBUR Health Care Reporter

Panelists:

Sandro Galea, Robert A. Knox Professor and Dean, School of Public Health, Boston University
Samuel Kelton Roberts, Associate Professor of History (School of Arts & Sciences), and Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences (Mailman School of Public Health), Columbia University
Elaine Scarry, Walter M. Cabot Professor of Aesthetics and General Theory of Value, Harvard University
Nora Volkow, Director, National Institute on Drug Abuse

7:30PM-8:30PM — Public Reception for Audience and Speakers


Saturday, October 13, 2018
BU School of Law
Alumni Auditorium, 767 Commonwealth Avenue &
Barristers Hall, 765 Commonwealth Avenue*

9:00AM-12:30PM — The Crisis, Its Internal Language

Introducer: Wendy Gordon, William Fairfield Warren Distinguished Professor, Boston University School of Law
Moderator: Richard Saitz, Professor, Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health and Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health

Panelists:

Michael Botticelli, Boston Medical Center Executive Director of the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine
The Role of Personal Narrative in Changing Policy – When Science Is Not Enough
Rafael Campo, Professor of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Award-winning Poet
Hurts So Good: Poetry in Response to the Opioid Crisis
Eoin Cannon
, Chief Speechwriter, City of Boston
The Role of Storytelling in Addiction Recovery
Jessica Miller, Chair, Department of Philosophy and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Interdisciplinary Programs, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Maine
Clinical Ethics and Substance Use Disorder: Autonomy, Trust, and Hope

12:30PM-1:30PM — Lunch (map of local restaurants will be provided)

1:30PM-5:00PM — The Crisis, Its History and Culture

Introducer: James Uden, Associate Professor of Classical Studies, Boston University
Moderator: Amy Appleford, Associate Professor of English and Director, Medieval Studies Program, Boston University

Panelists:

Susan Mizruchi, William Arrowsmith Professor in the Humanities, Director of the Center for the Humanities, and Professor of English, Boston University
Democratizing Addiction: The Epic Ambitions of “Infinite Jest” and “Breaking Bad”
John Rosenthal, Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors, The Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative and President of Meredith Management
Rethinking Police Work: Non-Arrest Pathways to Treatment and Recovery
Benjamin Siegel, Assistant Professor of History, Boston University
The International Origins of the US Opioid Crisis
Paul Summergrad, Dr. Frances S. Arkin Professor, Chair of Department of Psychiatry, and Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
The Second Arrow: Opioid Addiction and Mental Disorders

*Panels in Alumni Auditorium. Coffee and tea served in Barristers Hall at the midpoint of both the morning and afternoon sessions.


Tickets are not necessary but are strongly encouraged.

Saturday reservation is valid for the morning panel, afternoon panel, or both.

ACCESSIBILITY: If you have any questions or concerns about accessibility and/or need any accommodations please contact us directly by emailing us at buch@bu.edu. This event will be livestreamed. More information available here.
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